Suppose I were to start out by saying that I had fallen in love with a colour . . .
A lyrical, philosophical, and regularly explicit exploration of private suffering and the constraints of vision and love, as refracted in the course of the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.
Maggie Nelson is the writer of a large number of books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York College, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches on the California Institute of the Arts.